File photo of Barrister Mainul Hosein Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka TribuneThe former caretaker government adviser has been arrested in the seventh defamation case filed against himBarrister Mainul Hosein, who is at the centre of a firestorm of criticism for verbally abusing a female journalist on air, has been arrested. He added that Mainul was arrested in a defamation case filed in Rangpur over his verbal abuse of journalist Masuda Bhatti during a talk show aired on October 16 on private channel Ekattor TV. Also Read- Barrister Mainul secures bail in two defamation casesThe case in Brahmanbaria’s Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court was filed by Ayesha Ahmed Liza, the district correspondent of The Daily Observer newspaper. The defamation case in Comilla against Mainul Hosein was filed by a lawyer named Subir Nandi with the district’s Senior Judicial Magistrate’s Court on Sunday afternoon. Mainul Hosein has played an active role in the formation of new alliance Jatiya Oikya Front, led by Dr Kamal Hossain, which also has BNP as a major element apart from JSD-Rab and Nagorik Oikya.
October 22, 2018 16:36 UTC
Dhaka Metropolitan Sessions Judge KM Imrul Kayes passed the order on Monday after accepting the charges against the two drivers, two helpers and two owners of Jabal-E-Noor Parbihan buses. On September 6, Inspector Kazi Shariful Islam of Detective Branch (DB) of Police submitted the charge sheet to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's court against six people including the owners of two 'Jabal-e-Noor' buses Shahadat Hossain and Jahangir Alam, drivers Masum Billah and Zobair Sumon and assistants Enayet Hossain and Asad. According to the case statement, the accident took place following the competition of two drivers of the vehicles of 'Jabal-e-Noor Paribahan'. Diya Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, first-year students of Shaheed Ramiz Uddin Cantonment College, were killed as a bus ploughed through some students in front of the Kurmitola General Hospital on the Airport Road in the capital. The accident triggered a widespread protest by students, demanding safe roads and seeking justice for their fellows.
October 22, 2018 16:30 UTC
Nayeem Hasan, the 17-year old Chittagong Division off-spinner was the brightest star as he picked up a splendid eight-for against Dhaka Division at Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium, Cox's Bazar. Chittagong v Dhaka div (Tier 2)Nayeem wrecked the havoc as his 8-105 from 35 overs had Dhaka all-out for 288 in the last over of the day. Dhaka made a good start as Saif Hasan (41) and Abdul Mazid, who scored 72, formed an 82-run first wicket stand. Mazid added another 46 runs for the second wicket partnership before his partner Raqibul Hasan, who made 17, became the first victim of Nayeem. Tushar added 71, Soumya 66 and opener Anamul scored a 56 to aid Khulna put up a decent total at stumps.
October 22, 2018 15:33 UTC
Bangladesh earned a place in the tournament by becoming the champion of the qualifier tournament that was held at Netherlands in July. “Before leaving we played three practice matches against men and our girls put up some good performances in those games. If we can continue this performance in the World Cup, we will achieve a good result,” said Salma to the media before leaving Dhaka. Hopefully this World Cup will be a great experience for us. Bangladesh team’s strongest suit is their bowling and its manager Nazmul Abedin Fahim thought in West Indian conditions, the quality of Bangladesh spinners will bring great results for the Tigresses.
October 22, 2018 14:46 UTC
The Tigers will lock horns with the tourist in the second and third ODIs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Cricket Stadium Wednesday and Friday respectively. Both Bangladesh and Zimbabwe will get one practice session at ZACCS Tuesday before the second and penultimate ODI. Bangladesh made a winning start to their first home series in eight months, securing a 28-run victory in the first ODI against Zimbabwe in Mirpur Sunday. Following the Chittagong phase, the two teams will then travel to Sylhet for the first of the two-match Test series, scheduled to begin on November 3 at Sylhet International Stadium. Zimbabwe however, before moving to Sylhet will play a three-day tour match against BCB XI in Chittagong, starting Monday.
October 22, 2018 14:03 UTC
Any behaviour which perpetuates this sort of sentiment must be eradicated the moment it makes itself shown. But what exactly allows for such behaviour to continue to exist in our society? For a secular nation such as ours, civil rights must be prioritized. Bangladesh boasts a diverse array of people of many ethnicities and religions, and, as a secular nation, it is important that we remain united. It is this diversity which speaks of our history, of our independence, and makes us a stronger and more capable nation.
October 21, 2018 20:15 UTC
He recommended entrusting public administration and home ministries under the Election Commission when there is no scope for it as the Executive Division of the state is under the Prime Minister's Office. The Election Commission does have not enough time to hold a dialogue again.”She further said the Election Commission was carrying out its activities according to the constitution. What former commissioners sayFormer election commissioner Abu Hafiz said the issues Mahbub Talukder raised need constitutional amendment, which is tough and time consuming. Former election commissioner Brig Gen (retd) Dr M Sakhawat Hussain said: “The rift in the Election Commission is becoming wide. As a result, he will not be present at the next Election Commission meeting and also cannot attend the meeting with President Abdul Hamid, which is scheduled for November 1.
October 21, 2018 19:41 UTC
File photo of Bangladesh Election Commission Secretariat Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka TribuneThe amendment was approved at the Election Commission’s 37th meeting at its office in AgargaonThe Election Commission (EC) has approved the electoral code of conduct, amending some of its sections ahead of the next general election. Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed, speaking to journalists on Sunday said: “The meeting has made two amendments. These are: no living creatures can be used as election symbols and cloth-made posters cannot be used for election campaigning as the word ‘cloth’ has been dropped from the definition of posters.”The amendment was approved at the Election Commission’s 37th meeting at its office in Agargaon, reports BSS. Speaking about the election schedule, Helal said: “The Election Commission will announce the election schedule for the 11th general election, after holding a meeting with President Abdul Hamid.”
October 21, 2018 19:18 UTC
Imrul’s heroics saw him register his third ODI century, and first in almost two and a half years. So I wait for it and work hard for it,” said player of the match Imrul after the game Sunday. Imrul made an absurd return to the national team during the Asia Cup in the UAE last month. Imrul was only made a part of the Bangladesh contingent halfway into the Asia Cup, following disastrous outputs from the openers. I thought if I could perform under harsh conditions (like the UAE) then I must be able to do well under home conditions,” said Imrul.
October 21, 2018 18:33 UTC
Apart from all of the truth that he spoke, one line still rings in my ears: Don’t work hard, work smart. A daily labourer, with the willingness of working hard, goes about in search of job assignments, whereas he needs to start functioning smartly. The job market throughout the entire world is going through a paradigm shift. Many offices encourage their employees to work from home at least one day in a week. We are seeing more women joining the offices -- changing the colour of the offices, adding more diversity to the workforce.
October 21, 2018 18:33 UTC
Zimbabwe in the last 10 overs leaked 85 runs courtesy a couple of dropped catches and misfields on the boundary. I did not really think we could get where we got to. Like I said we lost the last block on 10 with our bowling quite badly which really set us back. If we had bowled better in the death we would not have been chasing so many runs. We won the one in the batting but we lost the one in the bowling by too far,” the Zimbabwe opener explained.
October 21, 2018 18:11 UTC
But from there, Imrul’s innings was flawless and he gradually became more aggressive as the southpaw smashed six sixes during his 140-ball innings. Generally Imrul is not well known as a big hitter but all of his sixes were superb cricketing shots with controlled aggression. Jarvis’ triple strike in middle stageZimbabwe pacer Kyle Jarvis bowled a superb two-over spell during the middle part of the innings, and took three key wickets to peg back the host. Bangladesh were cruising along nicely during that stage when Jarvis came on to bowl in the 28th over. The host utilised it fully as Imrul and new batsman Saifuddin formed a century stand that helped the Tigers post a winning total.
October 21, 2018 17:48 UTC
US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells presenting Secretary's Distinguished Service Award to US Ambassador to Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat CourtesyShe was honoured with the award in recognition of her exceptionally outstanding leadership and dedication in the field of foreign affairsUS Ambassador in Dhaka Marcia Bernicat has received the US Secretary's “Distinguished Service Award,” the highest honour awarded by the US Department of State. "Congratulations Ambassador Bernicat on this well-deserved award," US Embassy shared a post on its official Facebook page on Sunday, reports UNB. She was honoured with the award in recognition of her exceptionally outstanding leadership and dedication in the field of foreign affairs. Visiting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells presented the award to Ambassador Bernicat who will soon complete her tenure in Dhaka. Earl Miller, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as the US ambassador to Botswana- a position he has held since 2014.
October 21, 2018 17:26 UTC
File photo of the session room inside the Bangladesh Parliament Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka TribuneIndustries Minister Amir Hossain Amu placed the bill on Sunday, which was then sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for further examinationThe “Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Act, 2018” has been placed in parliament, incorporating provisions of more severe punishment in the existing law. Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu placed the bill on Sunday, which was then sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for further examination, reports UNB. The proposed law has been formulated to make the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Ordinance, 1985, a more time-befitting one. According to the draft law, the use of a trademark without a licence will be considered an offence. Besides, a provision of one year's imprisonment or maximum Tk 50,000 and minimum Tk 10,000 fine for exporting any product violating export conditions is also in the draft.
October 21, 2018 17:03 UTC
File photo of Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury Dhaka TribuneAgriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury made the disclosure in Parliament on SundayA total of 81 state-owned mills and factories in Bangladesh have so far been privatized after the formation of the Privatization Commission. Agriculture Minister Matia Chowdhury, in-charge of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) in Parliament, made the disclosure in Parliament on Sunday, replying to a query from treasury bench MP, AFM Bahauddin Nasim (Madaripur-3), reports UNB. Of the privatized entities, 30 were under the Textile and Jute Ministry, 19 under the Industries Ministries, five under the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry, and four under the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry, said the minister. 20 other state-owned entities under the Industries Ministry and three entities under the Finance Ministry, were given to the private sector through handing over government shares, she said.
October 21, 2018 16:52 UTC